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the body was found. >> happening right now president obama is attending the national rare breakfast in washington dc, this morning. the president and first lady arrived an hour ago. here is a live look at what is going on right now. president obama is at the podium. let's listen. >> a journey to our capitol michelle and i are honored to be here. i hope people don't mind me taking a moment of personal privilege, i want to say a quick word about a close friend of mine and yours. >> this is the 61st annual gathering of religious community and political leaders sponsored by the evangelical fellowship foundation and held at the hilton international hotel providing a venue for the president to deliver the first major remarks for america's faith community since announcing his support for gay marriage last year. >> also new this morning, boeing is revealing more of the plans to compensate airlines affected by the grounding of the dream liner jet. an executive told reporters this morning in india compensation talks will not be
starts at 10:00 a.m. at city hall. >> president obama's nominee for c.i.a. director, john brennan, will be in the spotlight on capitol hill today. he is expected to come underfire at the confirmation hearing for supporting the c.i.a.'s controversial drone program and the bushel enhanced entering tactics. we go to washington, dc, with the latest. >> good morning, kristen. today we get a rare public look into the u.s. secret drone program that president obama has used more than president bush that has come under heavy criticism. >> president obama's pick for c.i.a. director, john brennan, could face serious heat from members of the president's own party at the confirmation hearing this afternoon, democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack u.s. enemies overseas. brennan is the point person on drones, who signs off on the "kill" list. >> i suggest that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists be ethical and just. >> the use of drones has grown 700 percent under the obama administration. we learned yesterday that america has a secret base
rock and tony bennett and other hollywood stars are in washington, dc, supporting president obama's gun control package. that includes a ban on assault weapons. also, universal background checks. >> the president and the first lady are like the mom and the dad of the country. when your dad says something, you listen. >> i just believe that assault weapons were invented for war. they should not be on our streets here. >> bennett is still shaken by the connecticut school shooting that killed 20 children and six teachers and school officials. >> the boy scouts are america are not ready to accept gay members postponing a vote on ending the long time policy. now with that story. >> potentially historic change for the boy scouts may not happen for months with a delay for a decision until may to overturn the ban on gay court members. >> we are trying to do whatever we do with the young people that we serve in mind. >> over the weekend, boy scouts and former scout leaders delivered a petition with 1.4 million signatures to the organization's texas headquarters urging an end to the policy. a wom
shooting his school bus driver on tuesday. >>> now the shuffle going on in president obama's cabinet. it usually happens at the start of a second term. today, the focus is on the foreign policy team. tahman bradley is watching the ever-changing lineup and joins us from washington with more. hi, tahman. >> reporter: hey, rob and sunny. a lot of action with president obama's cabinet. kerry is in at state, clinton is out. and chuck hagel, a republican, who you would think would be hailed as a bipartisan pick, is under fire. senator john kerry takes the oath of office today as secretary of state, replacing hillary clinton who heads off to retirement with a big question still lingering, will she run for president? >> i don't know how else to say it but i'm going get back into my life again. this is going to be new for me. i don't know how i'm going to react to it, to be honest. >> reporter: senator kerry takes over after cruising through confirmation in the senate. president obama's choice to run the pentagon is a different story. former senator chuck hagel, a vietnam veteran, took heavy
is making headlines tonight showing president obama skeet shooting at camp david last august. it comes just days before he launches a trip for stricter gun laws. there's a long tradition, though, of presidents photographed with shotguns. president jimmy carter. staring down the barrel of a shotgun at a shooting event. president george h.w. bush. but tonight, president obama's photo is already causing controversy. and here's abc's reena ninan now. >> reporter: putting to rest skeptics' questions about whether the president fired a gun. this white house photo released today shows him firing at clay pigeons at a gun range at camp david last august. the photo was made public as mr. obama prepares to campaign for new gun control measures. a trip to minneapolis monday. a state that's worked to improve background checks. the last time we saw the president with anything close to a gun, camp david 2011, a birthday party for his daughter sasha. >> when he goes to camp david, he goes to spend time with his family and friends. and relax. not to produce photographers. >> reporter: but, now, the white ho
. hillary clinton is out. a transition and the beginning of president obama's cabinet changes, the heavy fire a nominee is facing from >> daly city, dublin, los gatos and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> just updated the visibility. can you see it is improved in napa and novato but santa rosa the fog will stay for the morning, with half a mile. you can see a lot of haze around the rest of our neighbor, ten miles visibility from yesterday are there but it is not a "spare the air" day. more fog, more haze through the morning, 37 to 43 is our spread. check out the sunshine in mid-50's to 60, and around 4:00, another bright day with sunglasses needed throw mid-60's and a quiet evening with a lot of stars and cool temperatures, mid-40's to low 50's. enjoy. kristen? >> we are continuing to monitor breaking news from oakland where an amber alert is issued and oakland police are looking for a chevrolet pickup truck gray in color license plate 7n79574. that is a california plate. the child involved is a one-year-old girl, described as african-american, abducted in oak, near 90th avenue and
amendment, which failed and which killed immigration reform, was voted down by democrats, barack obama among them, barbara boxer of california, a state that desperately needs a guest worker program, why, because organized labor was against it. i also am very optimistic about this bill. it is carefully crafted to acknowledge that we have to deal with the people who are here today, but also that we have to actually reform our legal immigration system so that we have a guest worker program that works, so that we have border security, so that we don't have 16 different visa programs and many of the people who are here illegally have overstayed their visas, in other words, we have a host of problems that have to be solved. this gang of eight bill i think is a first step towards solving them. what i hope, what i hope is that while it's easy to always blame the republicans, i hope that the democrats and organized labor will not push their opposition to a guest worker program so far that they kill the whole deal because they did it last time. >> let me say something. it is amazing that the border is
that coming up. >> president obama today is campaigning for gun reform laws outside of washington. he will meet with law enforcement experts about reducing gun violence. the president will pitch the ban to install universal background checks. key members of the administration are focusing on immigration reform today. homeland security secretary napolitano, will talk with police around the country about securing the borders. >> today could be the day that boy scouts ends a ban on bays. they will replace the ban with a policy to individual troop sponsors determining their own policy at the local level. on sunday, president obama praised the boy scouts as a great institution. he serves as honorary president of the organization and hopes leaders will vote to make it more inclusive. >> in london tourists witnessed chaos during the changing of the guard outside the buckingham palace when a man brandished two knives. police moved in and took him down with a taser. tourists captured this on cameras and phones and posted them on youtube. >> they tazed him in a couple of seconds. >> police say
to go. >> president obama will speak at the national prayer breakfast underway in washington, dc, right new. the president is scheduled to address matters of faith. these are live pictures from the prayer breakfast. the president has not begun speaking. the event is sponsored by the evangelical fellowship foundation held at the hilton international hotel and provides a venue for president obama to deliver the first major remarks to america's faith community since announcing his support for gay marriage last may. >> house democrats will unveil 15 proposals for curbing gun violence on capitol hill. the proposals resemble the president's plan including a call for banning assault weapons, barring magazines that carry more than ten rounds, and requiring background checks on all gun sales. support is coming from california. this afternoon, gun safety advocates in san francisco will hold a vigil at the federal building at 7th and mission street. in sacramento the senate will announce legislation to close loopholes involving firearms regulation in california. >> the marin county district attorn
.s. officials admitted the drone was missing. president obama asked iran to return it. >> president obama says the new pick for the c.i.a. chief will face a lot of questions for the drone warm. john brennan will testify in half an hour. he is expected to be grilled about strikes targeting terrorists overseas. >> boeing 787 dreamliner has safely landed in washington in the first test flight since the fleet was grounded around the world. the jet flew from texas with a skeletal crew and landed in the past hour at boeing facility in washington state. the flight is happening as a federal safety official urges the government to revoke approval for the batteries used in the dreamliner. several jets had fired sparked by the we batteries. a boeing official says it will not talk about compensating affected airlines until after the grounded jets are back in service. >> mike nicco is right when he predicted the rain. >> it was much needed. we have breaks in the cloud cover. the second round will come in tonight and it could be interesting with lightning, thunder, small hail and snow. we will talk about wh
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to world leaders, particularly assuring israeli and palestinian leaders the obama administration will continue to pursue a middle east peace agreement while recognizing the individual concerns of both sides. john kerry was sworn in on friday the same day that hillary clinton stepped down as secretary of state so she could pursue other interests and the obama administration's second term she will be a private citizen. >> president obama is campaigning to gun reform laws outside of washington, dc. he will meet with law enforcement in minneapolis about reducing gun violence. the president will pitch the plan to ban assault weapons and install universal background checks. key members of the administration are focusing on immigration reform today. homeland security secretary napolitano will talk about streamlining citizenship process. >> today the boy scouts could end a ban on gays. the scout leaders are meeting in texas to discuss replacing the ban with a policy to let individual troops determine their own policy locally. on sunday, president obama praised the boy scouts as a great i
midland city, alabama. even president obama praised authorities for saving the boy. rob and diana? >> great news he made it out alive and right in time for his birthday. tahman bradley, live in washington. thanks, tahman. >>> gun control, of course, is a top priority for the president. mr. obama took his message on the road yesterday, with a visit to a minneapolis police station. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: faced with an uphill battle in congress, the president took his campaign for new gun control measures on the road. >> we're not going to wait until the next newtown. >> reporter: the central component of the president's plan is requiring virtually anybody buying a gun to get a background check. but the audience in minneapolis has seen that that's not enough. last september, just a few miles from where the president spoke, minnesota suffered its worst ever mass shooting. the local sheriff met with president obama and believes the current system simply misses too much. >> we've identified gaping holes in the background checks. it's really become what is america's dir
practice cammer -- kaepernicking for next season. >> what hispanics are saying about obama's immigration reform. sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. >> we are back on this tuesday starting off rather mild. our coolest temperature is 41 in antioch. we have 50 in oakland and everyone else is the mid-to-upper 40's. enjoy the mild temperatures. remember the stubborn cloud cover yesterday? more so today with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50's. moving forward we have more sunshine but temperatures are the same tomorrow with light showers possible from the thursday commute and the chance lingers on friday but a small chance and just more about the cooler conditions on friday than the
jonathan karl tells us about the news today. >> reporter: by one count, president obama has already used unmanned cia drones to strike more than 300 suspected terrorist targets, even more than his predecessor. but today, we learned just how much authority the administration believes it has to kill, without trial or evidence, suspected terrorists, even american citizens. a newly disclosed justice department document says american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed, if, "an informed, high-level official believes the target poses an imminent threat." but the document says it "does not require the government to have clear evidence." case in point, anwar al awlaki, an american citizen and top al qaeda leader, linked to several terrorist attacks. he was killed in a 2011 drone strike. human rights advocates say the justice department memo goes way too far. and -- >> justifies essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury and executioner. >> reporter: as soon as he became president, barack obama stopped cia tactics like waterboarding that he considered torture. but this j
news this morning, an increasing number of lawmakers are expressing concern of the obama administration's use of drone strikes. the concern stems from new evidence on how much authority the administration believes it has to kill suspected terrorists, even if they're american citizens. abc's jon karl reports. >> reporter: a newly disclosed justice department document say american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed, if, quote, an informed high-level official believes the target poses an imminent threat. but the document says it, quote, does not require the government to have clear evidence. case in point, anwar al awlaki, an american citizen and top al qaeda leader, linked to several terror attacks. he was killed in a 2011 drone strike. human rights advocates say the justice department memo goes way too far. and -- >> justifies, essentially, a claim that the executive branch can be judge, jury and executioner. >> reporter: as soon as he became president, barack obama stopped cia tactics like waterboarding, that he considered torture. but this justifies outright killing of a suspected
president obama has to say about it. >>> and a 6-year-old girl is in a heap of trouble this morning. police say she took her mom's car keys, went on a wild ride. that's the consequence. look at that. we're going to tell you what drove her to take off. ooh! you keep doing that today. >> there's a sweet reason behind it. >> but when a 6-year-old does anything, it's always sweet. she's okay. we should say that. because that looked like an accident. and is it was. but she's okay. we'll get to that. >> also later this half hour, now that diana is joining us for good, we get to see where she's been. some quality time with our new anchor coming up. oh, deejay. >> deejay dp, that's me. >> i like it. got a little soul. i can tell. new york girl, too. >> from queens. >> oh, yes indeed. >> but i was born in philly, i should say. i've got branches. >> all over the northeast. >> yes. i branch out and i show love to be everybody. >> i was actually born in philadelphia as well. grew up in new jersey. first date. >> this is a good one. >> this is a good one. >>> truth was, a little stranger than fiction at
: coming up next, the latest cabinet member announces he is leaving the obama administration. what energy secretary steven khu wants to do instead. >> also "good morning america" takes over the french quarter. reporter indicate indicated will join us live from new orleans well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >> carolyn: this morning, president obama is calling on congress to put aside their differences to reduce the deficit and promote economic growth. >> what we need instead is balanced approach. of course, let's cut what we can't afford but let's make the investments we can't afford to live without. the things that will help america compete for the best jobs and new industries. >> carolyn: pres
the next election in 2015. >> president obama continue the tradition of taking part in a presuper bowl sunday interview and that is why he said women should be allowed in military combat role. >> women are in combat. they may not get treated as if they are but when they are in theater in places like iraq and afghanistan, they are vulnerable, they are wounded, and they have been killed. they have carried out their jobs with extraordinary patriotism and distinction. >> president obama's commends come after the pentagon announced last in they are opening up combat jobs to women. in the interview, the president said that gays should be allowed in the boy scouts, with the national executive board holding a meeting in texas to vote on lifting the ban. >> the u.s. postal service will release a stamp honoring civil rights pioneer rosa parks unveiled during a ceremony in detroit today. it would have been her 100th birthday today. she was arrested in 1955 after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white person in alabama. she showed the defiance that became a symbol of the civil rights movement
this morning, president obama. we have learned will not nature someone for the outgoing interior secretary salazar, an official of the r.e.i. sporting chain will be named. americans approve how president obama is handling immigration issues. the new washington post/abc news poll shows 49 percent believe he is on the right track. 43 percent disapprove. >> in the bay area, san francisco mayor lee is expected to announce his choice to fill the assessors post vacated by a newly elected council member. the mayor could be facing pressure to name another woman or asian to replace chu on the board. >> tone the concorde planning commission is meeting to talk of a ban on outdoor growth of medical marijuana. the contra costa times reports that the city attorney will ask the commission to recommend a ban, limiting the marijuana growing to inside homes. one resident is promising to challenge the resolution with a legal backyard grow. they already ban medical marijuana dispensaries. >> beyonce's super bowl half time hit is not winning over everyone. hard to believe. ahead the new criticism now facing th
to take advantage of things before obama care takes affect. >> 730,000 californiains who buy private insurance saw an average 17.5% increase but some as much as 26% jump. consumer watch dog says this is the third and fourth rate haik from an insure surer. anthem says the industry had to raise rates not the only one. >> unfortunate, due to increasing medical costs and to people chr older and sicker we have to raise rates to cover cost autos with the hike, anthem says it's taking a 2.5% loss on this group. >> it's outrageous that... >> groups point out the industry found rate of inflation in the industry slowed questioning the need for double digit increases. >> i think what they have just done is perfect example ofnxpyx we need rate regulation in california. >> 15 states have no authority to control rates. an initiative is in the works to give the commissioner the power to reject rate hikes. she just wants to hang on until 2014 when people can buy it on a competitive exchange. >> hopefully it will lower the rates because of quantity of people should increase revenue to insurance compa
is the latest cabinet member to announce he is leaving the obama administration announcing he plans to resign as soon as his successor is confirmed. he within a nobel prize in physics in 1997. in 2011 he drew criticism from republicans forgiving a federal loan to sol lind dra. the company later, as you probably know, went bankrupt. >> an emotional send off for hillary clinton. staffers gave her a huge ovation and clinton urged thom work hard for john kerry when he assumes the job. also saying she's more convinced in the strength of the blobal read leader shivep. kerry and his wife greeted the media after being sworn in during a private ceremony. he says he's honored to be the 6th secretary of state and anxious to get to work monday morning. >> the new bay bridge is scheduled to open later this year and so far, all work is on schedule. we're live with an update. hi, heather. >> hi. carolyn. we're on what is called skyway section of the bridge. only 213 days left before opening. their different and among things you can look forward to i'm standing is going to be a shoulder. hopefully that help
of 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, they believe that the little boy named ethan is unharmed. >>> the obama administration proposing new rules for school scene of that accident to help fight childhood obesity. it will be placed by healthier snacks. >>> and twitter said that it was hacked. for 250,000 users. twitter said that it's notified all of the victims of that attack. >>> finally, one of the rarest ring animals was air lifted for urgent medical care. it was taken from the big island to oahu. >>> ginger zee who didn't see her shadow because it was 4:00 a.m. >> when you leave 4:00 a.m., it's the same answer every year. >>> freeze warnings in florida. very cold morning from tallahassee to jacksonville, 29 degrees earlier this morning, 31 jacksonville. atlanta at 27. it's frosty in the south and it's going to stay cold in the northeast. look at some of the numbers. these are high temperatures. the next four days for big cities like philadelphia, 28, just above freezing on monday. washington, tomorrow, around 40. new york city, 34 by monday. but, again, staying right around that freezing ma
in the north bay and the good samaritans who helped save a life. >> the photo of president obama that is stirring up a lot of controversy tonight. >> later this hour, tired of not >> later this hour, tired of not getting enough well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >> ama: the chowshouse released a photo of president obama skeet shooting today. the image stops questions about whether the president ever fired a gun. he shot clay pigeons at camp david. the photo became public when the. is campaigning. the nra is not impressed. it. >> a group of good samaritans helped save the life of a map struggled in the surf at system son beach this afternoon. sergio equip tan na talked to witnesses and
samaritans who helped save a life. >> the photo of president obama that is stirring up a lot of controversy tonight. >> later this hour, tired of not getting enough >> ama: the chowshouse released a photo of president obama skeet shooting today. the image stops questions about whether the president ever fired a gun. he shot clay pigeons at camp david. the photo became public when the. is campaigning. the nra is not impressed. it. >> a group of good samaritans helped save the life of a map struggled in the surf at system son beach this afternoon. sergio equip tan na talked to witnesses and has the story. reporter: this is cell phone video of the helicopter dispatched to airlift a man after he was pulled from the surf at the beach. the photographer said surfers came to the map's rescue. >> three people surfing there, and one guy calling for help. reporter: witnesses say the surfers pulled the man out of the water ask then started yelling for home. some people on the beach pitched in. in that group were two people, doctor and a nurse, and they quickly started administering cpr in this picture
, the story is another headline about gun violence. and today, president obama traveled to minneapolis to raise pressure for gun legislation. here's abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl. >> reporter: faced with an uphill battle in congress, the president took his campaign for new gun control measures on the road today. >> we're not going to wait until the next newtown. >> reporter: a essential cal component of the president's plan is requiring virtually anybody buying a gun to get a background check. but the audience in minneapolis has seen first-hand that that's not enough. last september, just a few miles from where the president spoke, minnesota suffered its worst ever mass shooting. 36-year-old andrew engeldinger went on a rampage at this sign store after he was fired. shooting and killing six employees before turning the gun on himself. according to engeldinger's parents, he was mentally ill and had refused treatment. but here's the thing -- he legally bought his gun here after passing a background check. >> our son struggled for years with mental illness. in the la
what you got to do. >>> but first, the budget crisis looming once again. president obama is suggesting a short-term fix this time. >> it's a way to put off huge cuts to the military, as well as to domestic programs, all those cuts are set to go into effect in a few weeks. abc's karen travers has the latest from washington. good morning to you, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, diana. deja vu all over again. another deadline and president obama is telling congress if you can't get something big done, just get something done. kick the can. it's now washington's favorite game. with yet another major deadline looming for the massive automatic spending cuts, president obama said if congress can't get a big deal together by march 1 -- >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effects of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: but congress has already done that once. in order to avoid the fiscal cliff at new year's, lawmakers agreed to push off the automatic spending cuts for two mont
have a problem. >> reporter: staneck is president obama's ear, using white house meetings to push for more resources to identify and treat the mentally ill and keep dangerous people away from guns. the problem can be seen at jails across the country like this one, where an estimated 25% to 30% of inmates suffer from a mental illness. experts say not all those people belong here. those that do sometimes struggle to get the care they need. 8 of the 9 killers in mass shootings last year had histories of mental illness. few received care and none were blocked from legally purchasing a well because of gaps in the federal background system. >> when we run the background check for you to purchase or acquire a hand gun, if we say it's okay, nothing comes back, you should be good to go. the fact of the matter it's not. it's really become america's dirty little secret about these background checks. >> reporter: just 12 states actively submit mental health data to the federal data base. those that do only include court ordered records. on a visit to minnesota this week president obama said s
:00 here, the photograph stirring up controversy. president obama shooting a rifle just days ahead of another gun control meeting. coming up at 9:00 and 11:00. >> chinatown kicked off the lunar new year with a celebration. this is the year of the snake and today was the annual chinese new year fair. a smaller version of next week's snake parade marched down grant avenue. thousands of people turned out. >>> apparently some animals aren't big niner fans. this orangutan in salt lake city picked the baltimore ravens to win, and according to zookeepers he is 5-5 in picking super bowl winners, and in florida, man any do d -- man tees also picked the ravens. they're 55 as well. let's hope they get it wrong this year. that's it for us a 6:00. thank you for being here and all of or team in new orleans, thank you for joining us. captioned by closed captioning services inc. >> 49er >> the following is a paid advertisement for starvista entertainment and time life's music collection. >> ♪ wouldn't it be nice if we were older ♪ ♪ then we wouldn't have to wait so long ♪ >> ♪ pretty wom
was held hostage for seven grueling days. president obama praised the fbi on the daring raid that safely freed the little boy. with the details still unfolding we would like to welcome gio benitez to the broadcast for the first time with the latest from midland, alabama. >> reporter: a happy ending in alabama where the boy kidnapped from a school bus is safe. a new picture of five-year-old ethan. >> i have been to the hospital. i have visited with ethan. he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. the things that you would expect a normal five to six-year-old young man to do. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. abc news learned authorities inserted a camera into the bunker and monster his movements. they positioned the s.w.a.t. team near the entrance and used an explosives charge to get into the bunker and neutralize dykes. >> the fbi feared the child was in eminent danger and rescued the child. >> reporter: last tuesday he boarded a school bus and threatened the kids. >> he is threat tong kill us all or something. >> reporter: dykes allegedly sho
controversy over the obama administration's use of drone missiles. the document concludes the u.s. can order the killing of american citizens abroad if they're believed to be senior operational leaders of al qaeda. now opponents say the policy goes way too far. what do you think? should the government be given wide berth when it comes to national security? or does this policy violate civil liberties? you can tell us what you think on the "nightline" facebook page or tweet us at "nightline."
hook elementary school. president obama will present the surviving family members with the medals next week at a white house ceremony given to four teachers, the school principal and a psychologist all gunned down december 14 trying to protect the children in their care. the 20-year-old shooter killed himself. >> next, the wild roundup on an east bay road. drivers encounter a creature better suited for the desert. >> florida teen talks back to a judge and pays the price. >> health news affecting pregnancy women. >> good morning, on wednesday. now, a live look on the bay. gorgeous. clear. that is why it is colder. mike nicco has the forecast ahead. authorities are investigating the death of $50,000 in copper piping. someone game with the property is probably responsible because it looks they use add key to get in the locked gates of the camp which was established by the city of concord 40 years ago. we did a profile on a summer youth program there in 2006. >> a silicon valley firm faces questions this morning. according to san jose mercury news a start-up is being penalized for bringing
karl in washington thank you for that. >>> meanwhile obama administration's controversial drone program targeting america terrorist suspects could be regulated by court. that possibility has been raised by testimony by john brennan, he defended the strikes saying they're launched only as the last resort. >> closely to intervening in civil war, leon panetta has revealed that he and former secretary of state hillary clinton wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple the syrian president. but the white house said no. >>> an suv through a front window, quick reaction, jumping over the bar. neither he nor the driver were seriously hurt. >>> finally a guy who's literally living on the edge. take a look at this skateboarder, it's a viral video, thanks to a wild and high-speed ride downhill. but, well the skateboarder in question in trouble this morning. police are looking in fact to arrest him because speed cameras set up on that street caught him at 68 miles per hour. >> whoo! >> please don't try that at home. >> thanks, josh. >>> now, to an abc news exclusive this morning. we have the first n
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is unharmed. >>> and the obama administration proposing new rules for school snacks to help fight childhood obesity. the changes mean that most candy and greasy meals will be replaced by healthier alternatives. >>> and twitter said that it was hacked. the company said that user names, pass words for about 250,000 users have been stole in a sophisticated attack. twitter said that it's notified all of the victims of that attack. >>> and finally, one of the rarest ring animals was airlifted for urgent medical care. this hawaiian seal was taken from the big island to oahu. because of breathing problems. they'll be an update on this coming up next week. >>> now for the weather and ginger zee, who left her apartment and didn't see her shadow because it was 4:00 a.m. that's one reason. >> right. when you leave 4:00 a.m., it's the same answer every year. >>> freeze warnings in florida. i can tell you, for sure, that is a very cold morning from tallahassee to jacksonville, 29 degrees earlier this morning, 31 jacksonville. atlanta, at 27. it's frosty in the south and it's going to stay cold in the no
obama prepares to start his campaign for new gun control measures. also, new details about a young girl found dead in fairfield. and the kidnap survivor stepping >>> fairfield police have 15 detectives and three sergeants investigating the murder of a 13-year-old girl. her naked body was found in a park early friday morning. a growing memorial of flowers and mementos marks the spot in fairfield's allen witt park where her body was discovered. we have the latest. >> we will try to get back to lisa's story in a moment. but new this morning, texas authorities are confirming murder charges are pending against a 25-year-old man in the shooting deaths of a former navy seal and author chris kyle and another man. both men were found shot to death at a texas gun range outside of dallas last night. suspect was arrested at his home about three hours later. kyle was known as america's deadliest sniper after four tours of duty, including the iraq war. he also wrote the best selling book northwestern sniper and hosted a reality tv show. >>> the white house has released a photo of president obama skee
as president obama prepares to start his campaign for new gun control measures. and a dramatic beach rescue in the north bay and the good samaritans who helped save a >> the white house has release add photo of president obama skeet shooting. the image puts to rest skeptics questions about whether the president has ever even fired a gun. it shows him shooting clay pigeons at camp david last august. the national rifle association is not impressed. they said one picture does not erase a lifetime of supporting every gun ban and gun control measure imaginable. >>> today at 8:00 george stephanopoulos goes one-on-one with the most powerful man in the senate. senate majority leader harry reid of nevada is the guest on abc's "this week." no question is off-limits as they tackle gun control and immigration. don't miss "this week" with george coming up here on abc7. >>> a group of good samaritans helped save the life of a man struggling in the surf. it happened at stinson beach yesterday afternoon. abc7 news reporter sergio talked to witnesses and has the story. >> reporter: this is cell phone video
, a controversial photo, as president obama prepares to start his campaign for new gun control measures. and a new dramatic beach rescue in the north bay. and the good samaritans who ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. with fancy feast mornings gourmet cat food. (announcer) make mornings special, mornings are delicious protein rich entrees with garden veggies and egg. fancy feast mornings. the best ingredient is love. >> the white house has released a picture of president obama skeet shooting. putting to rest the rumors of whether the president has ever fired a gun. the photo was made public as the president begins campaigning for new gun control
there. >> interest in the stand off extended beyond alabama and president obama praised authorities for saving the little boy. >> thank you. a pair of suspected thieves face charges for using information from a contra costa newspaper list to burglarize a home in walnut creek while the owners were vacation similar to an incident involving the "los angeles times" where they took $1 million in valuables while people were on vacation based on a "los angeles times" delivery hold list. police believe an office machine repairman leaked the list and the contra costa times is trying to determine how the information was released. >> i have to get gas and i did not even need to put on a jacket. >> it is milder this morning. mike? >> you bigoted -- you big teddy bear. >> they are right. it is milder because of the cloud cover, from mid-40's to 50 degrees. not much radar return looking at the satellite. that is up in portland and toward seattle. the system will come through quietly but behind it we have sunshine tomorrow and a cooler weather, a little bit cooler but it will be nice to have the s
to the 6' by 8' fell. the hostage taker was killed during the rescue. >> president obama will meet with senate democrats at a retreat in maryland for a discussion of gun criminal and illegal immigration. a poll out this morning shows the president's approval of handling of immigration is at a career high, the latest washington post/abc news poll shows that 49 percent believe he is on the right track while 43 percent disapprove. >> gas prices nation nationwide have jumped 18 percent in a week the biggest type in two years with the average $3.54, and experts blame it on rising oil prices and tension in the middle east. here in california, it is higher, $3.91 a gallon. that is partly because refineries are switching from winter grade to more costly summer grade fuel. >> san francisco usually has the highest gas prices in the state but lock at pump prices in los angeles: yes, a station is actually charged $5 a gallon. >> how do you justify that? >> now, officials in san francisco may now force some homeowners to retrofit their building. a proposal introduced by the board of supervisors
be over but president obama is still on the campaign trail. democratic party officials say the president will hold 14 different fundraising events this year for democrats campaigning for congressional seats. most of the events are held outside of the nation's capitol. democrats are looking ahead to the mid-term elections and the party wants to regain the house majority it lost in 2010. a group of four senators working behind-the-scenes on a bipartisan bill to expand background checks on sales is reportedly making significant progress of the the legislation they are working on requires background checks on private gun purchases made with non-licensed gun dealers. if the group can get a bipartisan propose it could get support from other conservative republicans who right now are opposing president obama's gun control plans. >> on this friday morning, that is the good news, but slick roads are not so good news. >> where are they? >> it rains most everywhere. the wet weather has ended but for the south bay where you were left out of the rain this time yesterday morning. you getting it this m
, legitimate government, misstating president obama's position on iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons. hagel is likely to be confirmed, but even his supporters acknowledge he didn't have a particularly strong performance today. at one point, acknowledging that he still needs to learn more about the pentagon, telling the committee, quote, if confirmed, i intend to know a lot more than i do. those were his exact words, diane. >> it was a bruising day. thank you so much, jonathan karl. >>> and in alabama tonight, law enforcement officials are searching for enough wisdom to prevent a tragedy. a standoff is under way, a frightened 5-year-old boy held hostage in an underground bunker. his captor has a gun. so, what should police do next? abc's gio benitez is there. >> reporter: just beyond that line of trees, a 5-year-old boy named ethan is spending his third terrifying day in captivity. dozens of police and s.w.a.t. teams have the property in this tiny alabama town surrounded. hostage negotiators have been talking regularly to the kidnapper, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, through a ventilation pipe
stomach will lack like michelle obama nightmare. >> what not to eat. >> all right that's our report. >> and i'm carolyn john son remember 7 news tips tomorrow morning starting at 4:30 with more superbowl reports. >> for all of us here we appreciate your time. stay with us. 7 news bay area good with us. 7 news bay area good night. >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight, jennifer lawrence. katie couric. and music from tegan and sara. with cleto and the cletones. and now to entertain us all, here's jimmy kimmel! >> jimmy: hello. thank you. hi, everybody. i'm jimmy, i'm the host of the show. thank you for watching, thank you for joining me here tonight in our studio. thank you for -- you know what? thank you for being not just a lover, but also a friend. i appreciate it. on sunday, the san francisco 49ers take on the baltimore ravens in super bowl xlvii. and if this super bowl goes well, next year they're thinking about doing a 48th. [ laughter ] here's what i don't get, shouldn't they -- they spend a lot of money on these commercials, shouldn't they run like the
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of the accident. >>> president obama kicks off a focus on gun violence this week with a visit later today to minnesota. he'll talk to local leaders and law enforcement during a stop at the minneapolis police department's special operations center. the meeting will take place just four blocks from where a 5-year-old boy was shot to death in a gang dispute last summer. >>> the president is adding his voice to the conversation about boy scouts lifting the ban on gays. scout leaders will hold meetings today. they may announce a decision this week. >>> police in turkey are questioning 11 suspects in the death of a new york woman who vanished a day before she was set to return home. 33-year-old tarah sierra was in istanbul on a photography trip when she suffered a fatal blow to the head. detectives are still scouring the area where her body was dumped. >> reporter: her body was found in the trees right behind me. as you can see, the police are still here. this is a pretty isolated area. on this side, there's a dropoff. on this side, train tracks. the theory is she was killed somewhere else and
to be done to are. >> with popularity rating at highest in four years, president obama trying to rally public support for the gun control measure autos is there just one life we can safe, we've got an obligation to try. >> the president traveled to minneapolis because the city push to strictor background check autos you've shown progress is possible. and elected leaders. >> still common sense loss. >> after the newtown, connecticut shooting the president made gun control a top priority and wablts legislation limiting the number of rounds in a magazine clip. renew a ban on those so called assault weapons and require universe balance yal background checks. white house expected opposition from republican buzz have to win over democrats who have offered only lukewarm support. >> universal background checks we need to increase that. you can do things like restrictions on highqÁcapacity magazine autos i think that is something we have to take a look at. >> over the weekend, white house released a photo of the president firing at clay pigeons last summer. his spokesman says they decided to respond
's beautiful >>> president obama today urged congress to pass a short term budget fix and postpone a massive package of automatic spending cuts. three and a half weeks from now. but the president says congress needs more time to come up with a permanent solution for reducing the deficit. >> we should give them the chance to come up with the budget instead of making cuts costing us jobs and significantly slow down our recovery. >> the president says the u.s. economy is poised for progress in the coming year and predicted it will fall below the $1 trillion mark. >> sources tell ap tonight the pentagon is ready to offer limited benefits to same-sex partners of gay service members. likely toin clud health and welfare benefits. dpeens secretary has not made a decision because federal law prohibits him from recognizing same-sex marriages. british lawmakers voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. legislation would enable same-sex couples to get married in civil and religious ceremonies. the prime minister championed the bill despite opposition from within his party. before it becomes plau i
at least $5 billion in penaltis. >> president obama met to talk about immigration and a deal for wuchbt biggest players in the computer industry. >> that is right, hi, emily. >> good afternoon. a major deal in the tech world announced today ceo and founder and investors are taking the computer maker private in a deal worth $24 billion this, is the largest deal of its kind in the recession. disney reported earnings after the bell that beat estimates at interactive division registered a profit. sales up 5% with net income dropping. games from the inyachtive unit with higher profits helped to counter lower earnings from film and cable television. march missa myer met to talk about rev yugs reform. the president is seeking input from the business community on the plans which include granting a path to citizenship for millions of people, loosening visa requirements for skilled workers.[0di the dell purchase of strong earnings helped boost stocks higher today. your bloomberg silicon valley index up on shares of apple and ora cell. and amazon is launching a virtual occurrencey called amazon co
has grown 700% under the obama administration. whatever the benefit of the drone strikes, they have created enormous resentment among some here in the region, who view the strikes as another sign of american arrogance. everywhere i travel, from yemen -- >> i think americans, they have no right. they have no right to -- this is our fight. >> reporter: to pakistan. >> you can keep saying, yes, you are hitting the top leadership, but the byproduct of this is anger, anger among people, the innocent people who are getting killed. so, you are just creating more terrorists. >> reporter: now, the man who signs off on the kill list, from a basement office in the white house, john brennan, about to be questioned in front of the world. >> i suggest to you that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists are indeed ethical and just. >> reporter: in pakistan alone, there have been more than 300 drone strikes in the last decade. killing thousands of al qaeda and taliban, but more than 300 civilians, as well. a world away, in remote villages, you can hear them. like a distance, muted chain
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